F-107AS


The North American F-107A was a derivative of the F-100 Super Sabre. It was intended to be a fighter bomber and was pitted against the F-105 Thunderchief in its Air Force competition. The F-105 ended up winning the selection. The F-107 utilized one of the first variable inlets intended for production use. This same inlet made pilots wary as they were afraid of what may happen if the ejected. Probably some good logic there. With any luck I will get to see this plane tomorrow!